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at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy at the connecticut school heart breaking loss. 23 years agatha california had its own school shooting at cleveland elementary in stockton. which left 5 kids dead and 29 wounded. that 1989 incident sparked a movement in california that resulted in the strongest gun laws in the country. >> i think it really hit home the percent of strengthening our laws and it will spurred mead why the action. >>reporter: brady campaign credit california strong gun law from may going it safer on the streets. >> california has the lowest mortality rate from firearms deaths in the nation. >>reporter: connecticut shooting is prompting calls for stricter gun law again across the country. even in california. most recent poll show americans in general favor more restrictions. >> no we don't need stricter gun control than what we have. >>reporter: gun store owner says the current laws are working just fine. >> isolated incidents is tragic but we captain knee jerk and just think that that's going to solve the problem because it's real
of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union representing california teacher said it was reviewing the decision to invest 500 million dollars with server because of the connection to bush master. >> teacher feel very strong and passionate about this issue. >>reporter: nevada advocate see this as strive for culture change making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are now getting behind and understanding at the end of the day not necessarily the dollar that counts b
to the hospital and we understand is if critical condition tonight. >>> republic demands california are worried about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in the new era today at the capitol after the election and as we report, democrat contract now hold essentially all the power. >> please wrist your right hand and repeat after me. >>reporter: new session begins with a dramatically reshaped legislature with democrat contract holding super majority powers in both houses. giving them the authority to raise taxes without republicans and override gubernatorial veto. still newly upon atheed assembly speaker vows to listen to the g.o.p. >> find the rate solution for the challenges facing our state is not the task of one party or one house. >>reporter: already though democrat contract have introduced a constitutional amend tomorrow make changes to proposition 13. the landmark initiative that limits how property taxes are assessed and requiresthirds vote for any new taxes. state senator proposal asked voters to allow logical co
for rehab and bringing their son to southern california regularly to visit nadia it's a much different story for steve chick. there's a warrant for his arrest after he missed court appearance. police say he tried to steal a sweatshirt from macy while high on meth in august. i texted chick before the hearing today asking if he would attend. he answered not feeling like going to jail and they would take me if i showed. i can't get past this. the connection we had was so strong. less night i slept open the streets again. i lost everything because of her and the life she forced me into. this hole i am in is so deep i can't get out of. in the past i found the strength independent know pull myself together and get my life back quickly. i can't find that strength in me. just not ther there. what is there in steady is a welcoming that my end will be soon. i can't live like this. i tried to call chick several times to see if he's okay but got the voice mail. i'm posting screen shots of those detectives on our web site. nadia is still facing drug and child endangerment charges in souther
numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start only if the driver passes the test. law enforcement agency say so bright check points such as this one in los altos helped to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicle so far this holiday period and made 18 arrest. they support senator hill bill as an additional deterrent. >> this legislation being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal we have in deterring people that may not just have the will, dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >>reporter: ignition intercept did he advice cost 100 dollars initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run additional 50 to 100
defense of marriage act as well as california prop 8 which bans gay marriage. more now from mark matthews. >> couple getting married here just not same sex couple. gavin browned breaking decision overturned by california voters in 2008 when they supported prop 8 ban on gay marriage. watching from the side rins today one half of the same sex couple elizabeth chase. >> you know this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights is
, winter storm warnings covering a good portion of california. i'll be back with a look at that in just a few minutes. >> thank you gentleman big set back for house speaker boehner. revolt in the republican rank means no vote this evening on his plan b to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. in a statement boehner says the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. boehner yanking his own legislation leaves the fiscal cliff negotiations in limbo would. 11 days before most every american see as tax increase. impact causing stock to slide in asia in friday trading. congressional chaos tops brutal day of political sniping even though democrat and republican may actually not be that far apart in negotiations chtd. more open had a part of the story from jonathan karl. >>reporter: bickering you would think they are miles apart. >> my proposal is right down the middle. >> his plan is not balanced. >> what we have from the speaker is a disaster plan. >> president has not come forward with that balance approach. >>reporter:
the past 2 ms. in california the lowest average price is 3.42. that's this stockton. highest is 3.73 in bakersfield. average state wide for gallon of regular is 3.52. and praises could drop even more by new year's. here's 7 news reporter sharon. >>reporter: it's the type of crash motorist love. gas praises plummeting. in boston 3.fwichbility atlanta 3.sfichbility salt lake 3.40 and l.a. 3.68. trip home for the holiday just got a lot cheaper. >> i'm thrill. i have to buy gas no matter what so the fact that it cost a little bit less is definitely nice especially now with christmas and everything coming up. >>reporter: prices began rebounding after refinery problems were fixed. after that demand for goods lean down for winter. analyst now say gas prison cost fall even further before new year's eve. >> by christmas we should have prisons between 3.20 and 3.40 per gallon. >>reporter: good news comes on the heel of gym changing head lane from the international energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world largest expor export
of california street between hyde and marketed searching for an armed gunman. they believe the person may be hiding behind a building that they surrounded. we do have a crew at the scene and we'll have than update at 11:00. >>> still ahead, hillary clinton is being monitored by doctors. what led to her fainting and hitting her head. also the twinkie could be brought back. and could intoxicated squid be crashing in our shores? >> aim leigh glaser. we're in between storm systems right now. showers still increasing up >>> a bay area scientist says he may know why thousands of squid have been washing up on shores. a scientist says the mass beaching happening during red tides. the algae releases a strong toxin, in large enough. in small doses they intoxicate the fish and swim up on show. >> bloomberg reports that kroger and walmart are among the companies that want the twinkie maker assets. also con agra is also independent. hostess filed for bankruptcy. they say the bidding could go as high as one billion dollars. >> hillary clinton is set to retire as secretary of state. why doctors are moni
northern california weather. the man and woman left citrus heights near sacramento on thursday. headed to their home in gardener hill, nevada and they have not been seen since. frer-year-old rod and his girlfriend paula lane were visiting family and friends in northern california before driving home to nevada in the storm. rescue teams and volunteers joining family members searching mountain highway in the snow for signs of the couple or even the car. >> everyone out there trying to $15 my dad and paula. it has been awesome seeing even come together. and i really appreciate it. >>reporter: rescue crew volunteer will continue to search for the couple tomorrow off road and on foot. >>> san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic is 16-year-old girl. 36-year-old gary steve atkinson was arraigned today. heard the formal charges against hip. he's accused of abduct ago girl who wandered away from a youth center on november 27. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find atkinson. he's expected in court tomorrow. >> in the east bay people living
blocked california law banning gay conversion therapy. ninth circuit court of appeals issued emergency order putting the law on hold until it can hear full arguments on this issue. the law banning conversion therapy that aims to turn gay minor straight was to take effect on january 1st. counts lors who practice the therapy and 2 family who say the teenager son benefit from it saw it injunction after lower court refused their request. >>> big oil making a big move out of the bay area. chevron announced today it's moving 800 workers out of its san ramone headquarters for greener pasture in texas. here's business technology reporter david. >> it's not something that you want to see losing 800 job. that's a big impact here in san ramone. >>reporter: 800 jobs is a fourth of the total work force at san ramone headquarters. chevron told affected work twors months ago but didn't make it public until it sent out an all employee e-mail yesterday. all 5 of these support 7 ron and all workers now work side by side in houston. chevron said the headquarters will remain in san ramone. stewart
whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speaker met to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until january 1st to extend the bush-era tax cuts. americans will see massive cuts to social spending. they didn't comment on the meeting today but other republicans are considering a raise in taxes for the wealthiest americans if it will help get a deal done. >> we have spun ourselves into a hole and we're not going to borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> here is what cuts could come if a deal isn't made in time. military budget would be cut by $500 billion over ten years. scho
. each will receive about 5000 dollars. there's more. in 2011 the california legislature passed a bill that will give undocumented students access to state grants starting next fall. assembly bill 131 has always been controversial. former cal state university east bay professor glen cuss tarred co-authored proposition 209 that ended ainformationtive action preferences in the public sector. >> you are asking the taxpayers to subsidize people here illegally and i think that this the is the wrong way to go. >> some people who just feel that if anybody didn't go through the proper process that that they don't belong here. that's a political view and i can't do anything about that. these are extraordinarily talented people and in the current era with all the challenges we have in california we can not afford to waste this kind of talent. >>reporter: about 200 students benefit from the scholar shp. it will cover only a portion of the fees about 5000 dollars. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >>> all right. it ace busy tuesday nature. mr. to bring you coming up here. state workers wasting ta
when my wife was killed at 101 california stree street. >>reporter: steven became a gun control activist and testified before congress stood with senator feinstein as president clinton signed the law. he watched 10 years later as congress let that law expir expire. >> senator frist at the time senate majority leader was bold enough to say that it was the will of the people to let it expire and boy i sure wish congress would call senator frist in front of them now. >>reporter: firearms instructor jackson says it's not the guns or high capacity clip. he blames violence in the mass media aimed the children violent video games. >>ok advocate violence and pushing it and the kid are being systematically desensitized. >>reporter: he blames the use of anti-depressant drug. fda warns that some of those drug can have increased thoughts of suicide. >> we have a whole generation of measure customerer being raised because of video games and mind-altering drug. >>reporter: our call to video game industry went unanswered today. at the center to prevent gun violence in san francisco the
rising. >> a lot of water. too much rain. >> a lieutenant of the levee in the state of california have struck turl problems. >>reporter: the creek needs better levee and it needs to be expanded. joint power thrt was formed after the devastating 1998 flooding here to do just that. but army corps of engineers funding never materialized. construction will finally begin next spring thanks to santa clara county taxpayers. >> measure b passing in november actually dedicated about 38 million dollars to address the flooding issues on the creek including the downstream end. >> but east palo alto mayor reuben wants the state to step up and help with repair or disaster relief if necessary in the short-term. >> no different from any other community in the state of california that if they think that the levee are up to stand arrested i think very surprised that most of them are not. they are not certified levee by the army corps of engineer. >> resident spend part of the had day filing flood insurance claims and hoping they won't need it again for next year. >> we still have a good holida holid
>>> and it's happening in southern california on a college campus that is on lockdown tonight. here is a live look at cal state fullerton. some students are being allowed to leave where they have been stuck for hours while s.w.a.t. teams are looking for armed robbers. anaheim police say five people robbed a jewelry store and then took police on a high-speed chase that ended up on the cal campus. live pictures of what is going on and has been going on for hours. no shots have been fired from what we understand but it is on lockdown as they look for the bandits. >> i'm dan ashley. one robbery suspect has been detained. s.w.a.t. team is still looking for four more people. here are pictures of the students inside the locked classrooms. professors are trying to keep things normal and keep everyone calm. here a shot of some students of playing guitar but the situation is tense. here is what one student tweeted from his view outside the window. the man with a gun, it's not clear whether it's an officer or not. we'll bring you developments as they happen. >> dan: health care for jerry brown
in the top five. >>> a rare california ice rescue is caught on video. several people were rescued in the frigid waters. it is very chilly in the bay area and could get colder. lisa argen is up next with the forecast. >> i'm rick kwan, women's basketball team gets roughed up by an old rival. and pac-12 teams were in action today. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wire
to that driver, the third vehicle struck and rolled over causing the injuries. >> california highway patrol are investigating all three crashes. no word yet on charges or citations. sergio quintana, "abc 7 news". >> ama: nasty road hazard is causing problems for homeowners in the area. those problems could last for weeks. a section of the drive fallen. it snapped a water main and sewage line. utility workers jumped into action to prevent a major sewage leak. >> it was a major target. road didn't collapse immediately the road had begun to dip and appeared to be failing and they were working on top of the failing road. though were very rapidly through the morning and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. >> ama: the water was diverted under the roadway by debris that included logs and sticks and even furniture. area residents are expected to be without water throughout the. >> right a large pothole on a section of highway 4 in pittsburg caused serious problems. drivers couldn't see the hazard in the heavy rain. several cars were lined up on and all the flat tires wer
to a domestic dispute around 6:30 on california street. surrounding apartments were evacuated and block was shotd shut down. four hours later the man turned himself in. >>> coming up who is likely to be the next secretary of defense. and new offer to avoid the fiscal cliff. rain has returned. leigh glaser has the monday morning forecast next. >> 49ers hosted the patriots and colin kae xae did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ]
the central valley as well as southern california, still picking up some areas of rain near morgan hill, gilroy, you can see the intensity has started to lessen. a green on the map, more like blue we're looking for some light rain showers moving through that particular area. you can see near santa theresa boulevard hit and miss activity. it was crazy earlier today. look at the rainfall, four inches in some parts. mount st. helena, two inches. inch and a half in half moon bay and close to an inch for san jose. is this it? is there any more out there? we'll take a look at seven-day forecast coming up. >> ama: one of the biggest trouble spots is where parts of the creek is threatening to overflow the banks, it runs through east palo alto and menlo park and palo alto. they have been calling them warning of potential flooding in the area. at least several hundred people of east palo alto along university avenue have lost their homes. police officers are driving along neighboring streets and broadcasting warnings to residents. creek is already at least four feet above flood stage. the creek i
laws to take effect in california. plus, we'll break down the incredible video that shows a plane crashing into a freeway. director of star trek movie is back in the day, we didn't have the u-verse wireless receiver. [ light laugh ] the tv stayed in one place... mmmmhmmmm. ...right next to the upstairs tv outlet. oh yeah. they can move the tv all over the place, even outside. grandpa... mmmhmm? kids have it easy nowadays. [ glasses clink ] i'm trying to tell ya. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver, only from at&t. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for 6 months. at&t. ♪ >> ama: several new laws will take effect beginning new year's day. one is underage drinking on party buses. one person died after being on party bus in 2010. the law requires a chaperone placed on buses. few other laws, auto dealers to help finance car purchases must provide 30-day warranties for any vehicles they sell. it will be illegal for college administrators to ask to access facebook account. private companies that provide space travel will be immune from civil suits. the state reptile will be named the
and take it slow. >>> the snow pushed california snow pack well above normal levels. the state department of water resources say that early readings indicate that the water content of the snow pack is 146% above normal for this time of year. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. the snow pack usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically important. the department says the early storms have also replenished many of of the state's reservoirs as well. >>> so, a reminder stay with abc 7 news for are continuing coverage on our winter storms. you can track the wet weather any time with live doppler 7hd at abc7.com. we will keep you up to date. >>> moving on to other news. the health of former president george h.w. bush is a growing concern tonight. he was transferred to the intensive care unit. he has been at the medical center since last month because of a chronic cost. recently he has been fighting a high fever. this morning he was put on a liquids only diet. >> things are going well. we are obviously hoping but the medicines and treatments can help him
that we have been getting has state water experts optimistic about california water supply as we head into the new year. storm have helped remen issue many state reservoir and heavy snow has increased the snow pack to nearly 150 percent above normal for this time of year. >> at least a partial supply already in the bank either reservoir storage or snow pack. however it still depends on remainder of the season and about two-thirds of the wet season is still left. >> snow pack run off normally provides california with about a third of the water supply so us a well know it's absolutely critical. >>> well, people across the midwest are dig out from giant winter storm now blasting the northeast. forecasters warn there is more snow on the way. at least 16 deaths have been blamed on the nasty weather that swept through the south midwest over the last 48 hours. most of the fatalities occurred on the road from nebraska to ohio. and travelers are advised to expect delay as they return from the holidays. this is video from pittsburgh international airport. maintenance crew clearing the way
. >> the forecast points out california remains on track for economic growth and more jobs indicating the state has turned the corner. >> at least a dozen state lawmakers had repairs done on state issued cars just before buying them before the state stopped providing them. legislators spent about $78,000 on oil changes, routine maintenance and new tires and fixing dents. but fair commission says technically think didn't do anything wrong. >> as long as the cars were in possession of the legislature and in need of repairs while they were putting them for sale, that should be okay. >> fair political practices commission will investigate to make sure that all rules were complied with. >> back to the weather coverage, in lafayette the work continues to fix a giant sinkhole. one of many problems in that part of the bay area. nick smith has that part of our coverage tonight. >> reporter: that is the sound of progress. crews have been working since monday to repair the damage caused by this sinkhole that put a spotlight on lafayette. >> i think it is cool because in my life it's never happened. >> they wa
california area. winter storm warnings are going and travel plans, snow in the mountains and 50 in chico and winter storm warnings. 44 in yosemite. sunshine down to los angeles and san diego. low to mid-60s. here in the bay area, rain arrives first in the far northern end of our viewing area. it's in santa rosa area by evening tomorrow afternoon. to the upper 40s to upper 50s. here is the seven-day forecast. you will be happy to know tomorrow will be the coldest of the next seven days. we'll go with the milder forecast in terms of the overnight readings and rainy pattern through monday and christmas day. >> a man who laughs at this is cold, santa, he was here but he was here by sea plane. that is what brought santa to a north bay town. >> it's a awfully long way from the north pole. >> sounds like shu. santa made a smooth landing. brought a big bag of books and toys. they are performing stars of marin program that helps low income kids in the arts. where were you this afternoon? >> same color hair, i'll say that. >> 49ers and seahawks will battle for the title. we have a preview. [ femal
them from opening as well because of high wind. >> too many people and not enough prefixes. california public utility commission says the 4 1 5 area code is getting full so the agency has begun laying the ground work for new area code. get ready for 6 2 8. it will likely be in effect by october, 2015. >> as millions of americans plan the holiday travel you may wonder bb what about valet or people have access to the hotel room. wait until you hear the room. wait until you hear the story from 2020 anchor chris >> looks like a carjacking doesn't it? but it's actually a car parking by a hotel valet in st. louis posted on you tube. >> valet won't make any money so there's a focus on speed of course when it comes out it's driven really slowly and carefully. >>reporter: solution? tip the valet before you surrender your car. or expect the abuse to begin. when it comes to hotel happiness tipping is worth it. come to the front desk with your friend president jackson and upgrade could be yours. flash a tud instead watch your back. is it true there is a culture of revenge that exists on
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